Surviving My First Wild Summer's Night Auction & Wild Game Feast

Surviving My First Wild Summer's Night Auction & Wild Game Feast

My name's Kristin, and I was hired back in March as SCWF's new Manager of Development and Events. I'm a Columbia College alum who majored in Writing for Print and Digital Media, so with our Wild Summer's Night Auction & Wild Game Feast recently behind us, I wanted to bring you a blog post on exactly how my first auction went. 

Many thanks again to all of the donors, corporate sponsors, board members, volunteers, and other supporters who made such a successful auction possible! 

Atlantic Seismic Testing

Atlantic Seismic Testing

SCWF is part of a large coalition of National, State and Local groups that have been actively fighting oil and gas exploration and development off of our precious coast.  We are vehemently opposed to drilling off of our coasts as it would lead to great losses of our fisheries and our tourist industry.  Since seismic testing is the first step along the pathway to drilling and is itself harmful, we are also opposed to this harmful practice.

Wild Summer's Night Auction - July 29th, Columbia

Wild Summer's Night Auction - July 29th, Columbia

To a crowd of nearly 400 people, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation will be auctioning off just about anything anyone could ever want! There are beautiful works of art; jewelry; guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions, both in South Carolina and other amazing places; guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; and much more. 

30 WAIT Sites Re-certified

30 WAIT Sites Re-certified

SCWF) has re-certified 30 Wildlife And Industry Together (W.A.I.T.) sites for 2017.  The W.A.I.T. program recognizes industries in South Carolina who are dedicated to protecting the environment and who keep wildlife needs in mind when making their land management decisions.  Requirements for certification include wildlife habitat enhancement projects, environmental education for employees, and community outreach. 

Martin Marietta Certified as WAIT Site

Martin Marietta Certified as WAIT Site

The W.A.I.T. certification recognizes several habitat protection & enhancement projects of Martin Marietta, including reclaiming land associated with a former slot mining operation across the street from the active quarry, and maintenance of quail and dove food plots.  Future plans include installation of bat houses, duck and bird boxes, and conversion of a portion of the loblolly pine to a long-leaf pine ecosystem.  An abundance of roads and numerous walking trails allow the site to be used for wildlife enhancement and educational opportunities for local schools, civic and church organizations.

Carolina Fence Garden at Andrew Jackson State Park

Carolina Fence Garden at Andrew Jackson State Park

On March 25, 2017, SCWF was invited to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of
the birthday of President Andrew Jackson at the Lancaster County South
Carolina state park honoring the seventh President of the United States of
America.  Fittingly, the Leaf & Petal Garden Club Garden Club and York County Master
Gardeners created a Carolina Fence Garden on the grounds of an 18th-century
replica schoolhouse. 

Annual Donation Drive 2017

Annual Donation Drive 2017

From Day One in 1931, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation has been powered by individuals who believe the wildlife heritage of South Carolina is irreplaceable and must be preserved for future generations. In the beginning of each year, we make a big push to renew memberships so everyone can keep up with our varied education and habitat offerings, as well as track and take action on conservation concerns that impact us all.

Palmetto Pro Birders is Expanding!

Palmetto Pro Birders is Expanding!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of two new instructors to the program!  Tim Lee has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the southeast for more than 26 years and is an instructor for the Upstate Master Naturalist program.  Steve Patterson is a former president of the Carolina Bird Club and an instructor for the Midlands Master Naturalist program.  See full bios on our two new instructors below.  Welcome Tim & Steve!